Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Rulings Against Tribe Member’s Company

(November 2, 2016, 11:34 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — A Georgia trial court was correct in issuing a $15 million injunction against payday lending companies and in denying dismissal of the state’s claims against the companies on several grounds, including tribal sovereignty based on a company owner’s tribal membership, the Georgia Supreme Court held Oct. 31 (Western Sky Financial, LLC, et al. v. State of Georgia, ex rel., Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General; State of Georgia, ex rel., Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General v. Western Sky Financial, LLC, Nos. S16A1011, S16X1012, Ga. Sup.;...
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